Cycle

From 11.10. To 20.10.2002.

Program of films by Ingmar Bergman

Program of films by Ingmar Bergman

 

Films in cycle

Smiles of a Summer Night

(Sommarnattens leende, Sweden, 1955)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gunnar Fischer
Synopsis:

A group of former, present, and future lovers gathers at the estate of the actress Desiree Armfeld's mother. The group consists of Frederik Egerman – Desiree's former lover, Anne –Frederik's 20-year old wife, still a virgin, Henrik – Frederik's son, theology student slightly younger than his fathers wife, count Malcolm – Desiree's present lover, and Charlotte – Malcolm's wife. In the course of a summer night Anne gets involved with Henrik, Frederik renews his romance with Desiree, an...

b/w, 109'
PROJECTION:
Sunday 13.10.2002 AT 21:00
Friday 11.10.2002 AT 17:00

Intermezzo

(2002)

Directed by: Gunnar Bergdahl
Synopsis:

An interview with Ingmar Bergman in which he talks about films, film creation, Strindberg, the magic of theatre, getting old and death.

color, 40 min
PROJECTION:
Friday 11.10.2002 AT 19:00

The voice of Bergman

(1997)

Directed by: Gunnar Bergdahl
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ralph M. Evers
Synopsis:

The intention of this documentary was to let Ingmar Bergman speak. In the 87-minute-long interview he talks about his relationship with film art, music, and the magic of closeness. He describes his passion for making films and film artists. The film is a journey into the heart of one of the greatest artists of all times. The film does not feature any film clips from Bergman’s films, nor is there any musical background. The only sound heard is Bergman’s voice.

color, 87 min
PROJECTION:
Saturday 19.10.2002 AT 17:00
Saturday 12.10.2002 AT 16:00

The Seventh Seal

(Det sjunde inseglet, 1957)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gunnar Fischer
Synopsis:

The setting is 14th century Sweden. Antonius Block, sobered up and disappointed knight returns after the Crusades. He meets Death who came to collect his life. He challenges it to a game of chess – if he loses Death takes him; if he wins, he will be spared. During the game he questions Death about God's existence…

b/w, 96'
PROJECTION:
Monday 14.10.2002 AT 21:00
Saturday 12.10.2002 AT 17:00

Wild Strawberries

(Smultronstället, 1957)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gunnar Fischer
Synopsis:

Professor Isak Borg travels by car from Stockholm to Lund where he is about to receive a life time achievement award. His daughter Marianne keeps him company. Soon Borg’s personal existential crisis flares up, stirred by his memories and dreams in which he confronts his past disappointments, missed opportunities, and problematic relationships with his siblings – son Evald and Borg’s mother. With this film, Victor Sjöström, one of the giants of Swedish cinema, directo...

b/w, 91'
PROJECTION:
Tuesday 15.10.2002 AT 19:00
Sunday 13.10.2002 AT 17:00

The Magician

(Ansiktet, Sweden, 1958)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Gunnar Fischer
Synopsis:

Mysterious Albert Vogler, a magician and spiritualist, and his troupe, Vogler's Magnetic Health Theatre, arrive in a small town to make a spectacular show. However, the prominent members of the town council – a sceptical doctor and chief of police – ask that Vogler first performs in front of them, intending to prove that his magic is a fraud. But Vogler and his troupe seem to be too clever for the noble pair (of positivists) who believes only in what has been scientifically proved…

b/w, 101'
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 16.10.2002 AT 21:00
Monday 14.10.2002 AT 17:00

Cries and Whispers

(Viskningar och rop, Sweden, 1972)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sven Nykvist
Synopsis:

Agnes is dying of cancer. Her sisters Karin and Maria arrive to be at her side. However, Agnes’s devoted maid is the only one who remains strong until the end, despite her social inferiority. Karen and Maria, troubled by guilt, loneliness and jealousy do not have the power to offer their sister help or compassion on her deathbed…

color, 91’
PROJECTION:
Thursday 17.10.2002 AT 21:00
Tuesday 15.10.2002 AT 17:00

Silence

(Tystnaden, Sweden, 1963)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sven Nykvist
Synopsis:

The story of two sisters, Anna and Ester, who sojourn in a hotel in a town in the north of Europe. Anna’s ten-year-old son is with them too. Ester is a frustrated lesbian with no future, while Anna enjoys total sexual freedom. Soon it becomes obvious that what binds the sisters is an unusual and burdensome feeling of love and hate… Silence in the title indicates the sisters’ inability to communicate with one another, as with the inhabitants of the town whose language they do not spea...

b/w, 96’
PROJECTION:
Thursday 17.10.2002 AT 17:00
Tuesday 15.10.2002 AT 21:00

Autumn sonata

(Höstsonaten, France, Germany, Sweden, UK, 1978)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sven Nykvist
Synopsis:

Eva, at first glance a satisfied wife of a village pastor in Norway, invites her mother Charlotte, an internationally renowned pianist, to come for a visit. She hopes to make peace with her after years of disagreement. But confronted with her mother, she bursts with rage she has kept locked in since childhood and accuses the mother of leaving her while she was still a child, performing at concerts and depriving her of maternal love...

color, 99'
PROJECTION:
Friday 18.10.2002 AT 21:00
Wednesday 16.10.2002 AT 17:00

Fanny and Alexander

(Fanny och Alexander, 1982)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sven Nykvist
Synopsis:

The story of two children – a ten-year-old boy, Alexander, and his younger sister – descendants of a wealthy artistic family Ekhdal situated in provincial Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. After a sudden death of their father, their mother decides to remarry. Fanny and Alexander have to move into the home of their rigid and heartless stepfather, Vergerus…

color, 188'
PROJECTION:
Sunday 20.10.2002 AT 16:00
Saturday 19.10.2002 AT 15:00

Karin's face

(1986)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Synopsis:

Ingmar Bergman’s short film. A touching portrait of his mother, a photo collage made in animation style combining solemnity and simplicity with nostalgia.

color, 14 min
PROJECTION:
Sunday 20.10.2002 AT 17:00
Saturday 19.10.2002 AT 15:00

After the Rehearsal

(Efter repetitionen, Sweden, West Germany, 1984)

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sven Nykvist
Synopsis:

Old stage director Henrik Vogler stays alone in the theatre one evening after the rehearsal of the play, A Dream Play. A young actress, Anna, who would like to be his lover joins him...

color, 70’
PROJECTION:
Sunday 20.10.2002 AT 17:00
Saturday 19.10.2002 AT 15:00
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